The NFL draft has become one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Even though it’s literally just a dumpy middle aged man reading a list of names off a card, the intrigue of what teams will do creates a lot of drama.
But this year the drama may be a little less. As our own user mock draft has predicted, it seems more and more likely that the top 4 picks will be quarterbacks. And we’ll even know who those quarterbacks are.
The first pick will be Lawrence. Although many people like Wilson better, the convectional wisdom is that Lawrence is a generational prospect and he has been penciled into this spot for years.
The second pick is a little more open, but it seems Wilson is gaining traction as the consensus next best quarterback.
"If the Jets didn't have the 2nd overall pick, they would not have traded Sam Darnold." – @AdamSchefter
"If the Jets would've been number 3, or 4 or 5. They would've kept Darnold."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 6, 2021
The 49ers gave up a kings ransom to the Dolphins to move up to the 3rd pick, so it’d be shocking if they drafted a position other than quarterback. And that quarterback is apparently Mac Jones.
Adam Schefter dropping on ESPN Radio this morning that he'd be shocked if Mac Jones wasn't the pick at 3 to the 49ers
Mac 3rd overall is +170 on FD
Mac to SF is +180 on Fox
— Anthony Amico (@amicsta) April 6, 2021
Then we get to the 4th pick, where apparently several teams are interested in moving up to. Like the 49ers, if a team moves up it’s hard to imagine them picking a position other than quarterback.
With teams locked into the first three overall picks, the Atlanta Falcons now have received trade calls from multiple teams and “are open to moving” out of the No. 4 spot, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2021
By the time the draft arrives we could have the first hour in the bag before it starts.